• Queren King-Orozco

Settling into our new home has felt like a slow moving train. Maybe it’s the early pregnancy symptoms that kept me from doing anything, as the new trimester begins the shifting season brings new gifts.

A giveaway for you, an essential oil blend from Savhera. I was immediately excited to try them because they support women who are survivors of sexual exploitation in India and the United States. They are a small business, focusing on the ethical side of aromatherapy. Follow their Instagram to see just how wonderful they are!

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  • Queren King-Orozco

New beginnings are always filled with change. They're exciting and unfamiliar and I'm pushing myself to be present, and the best way to do so is by capturing our days and our lives in a more official way... I think my later self will appreciate this. I have always wanted to have a place where I can fill the pages and share the things I love, that spark my creativity. I’ve tried it before and gave up, the only difference now is my maturity. It has been a weird place lately. Mostly because we've had change, after change...and who hasn't these days?

I find that Instagram no longer belongs to me, but it belongs to everyone and I belong to it, and it pulls me into a thousand directions. I thought the old blog method could be therapeutic and perhaps result into a more defined space for me, if not anyone else. This is a place where you can find my genuine thoughts and a place to share some of the knowledge I carry from gardening, country living, motherhood and more.

We set out to live on a homestead in 2017, which taught me so much about myself. The ugly truth and the beautiful world I am capable of creating if I just let go of all the expectations and self critique. Now we find ourselves in a new home, also a homestead and while a lot is similar, this feels like a place that will be a home long-term, and that is exciting. I haven't had these feelings before, except maybe when I fell in love and got married!

Cheers to new beginnings.



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  • Queren King-Orozco

Updated: Mar 2, 2020

If you are ready to seed start. You've come to the right place! When I started gardening, I had no idea what I was doing. There was so much to read, and all I wanted to do was to get started. Right away! If that's you, then this planner i created is going to help you get you started.

To figure out dates, for my planner. I use the planting calendar from The Old Farmer's Almanac to keep me organized.

1. First, take an inventory of all the seeds and write them down according to their seed starting date, this will keep you on track and yield a successful amount of seedlings. Time is very important when it comes to gardening, and I wish I had known just how much prepping helps you during the season. I've included spacing amount, this will help you with placement.

2. Once you know what seeds you are starting, you are ready to plan your garden layout. If you are on a raised bed, use the sheet I've provided for this and sketch your heart out! This is my favorite part. If you are not a fan of sketching or drawing, simply write the name of the plant. If you are not on a raised bed, make sure you know your garden size and use the sheet provided for this.

3. Get to seed starting using the dates you have planned out, and be sure you are ready for transplanting by taking care of your plants properly. There are a lot of resources out there, here are a few of my favorites: The Old Farmer's Almanac

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As promised! Here is the Garden Planner:


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